134 judgments found.

State of Rio Grande do Sul v. Luiz Marcelo Dias

Country: Brazil
Year: 2006
Court: Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court]
Citation: State of Rio Grande do Sul v. Luiz Marcelo Dias, RE 393175-0/RS, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2006).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The State of Rio Grande do Sul filed an extraordinary appeal against the decision of the lower court, which found the State was responsible for providing medication free of charge, to an individual with HIV who could no longer afford the medications. The State argued that it was not responsible for the provision of free …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Health spending, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS
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Enhorn v. Sweden

Country: Sweden
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: [2005] E.C.H.R. 56529/00
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Public safety, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Applicant was an HIV-positive man who had sex with men. He had transmitted HIV to another, younger man through a sexual encounter prior to his diagnosis. He was subsequently instructed by the county medical officer, among other things, not to have sexual intercourse without first disclosing to his partner that he was HIV-positive, to …Read more

Tags: Addiction, AIDS, Alcohol, Children, Clinics, Compulsory commitment, Compulsory confinement, Condoms, Counseling, Disclosure, Gay, HIV, HIV positive, Homosexual, Involuntary commitment, Involuntary confinement, Isolation, LGBTI, Mandatory commitment, Mandatory confinement, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Public hospitals, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Substance abuse, Transmission
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Gajda v. Manhattan

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 396 F.3d 187 (2005)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

Plaintiff Gajda, a bus driver for Defendant, challenged the District Court finding that it was “consistent with business necessity” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), § 12112(d)(4), for the Defendant to require the Plaintiff to disclose the results of his HIV-related laboratory tests. The relevant provision of the ADA states that “[a] covered entity …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Medical records, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Leonel v. American Airlines

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: 9th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 400 F.3d 702 (2005)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The Appellants, Leonel and others, were persons living with HIV. They applied for and were granted offers for flight attendant positions with American Airlines (American). Upon discovery of their HIV-positive status, American rescinded Appellants’ job offers, citing their failure to disclose information during their medical examinations. The Appellants had originally been given conditional offers of …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Employment, Health information, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Medical records, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Secrecy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Luis Rolando Cuscul Pivaral, et al. (Persons Living with HIV/AIDS) v. Guatemala

Country: Guatemala
Year: 2005
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Cuscul v. Guat., Case 642/03, Inter-Am. Comm’n H.R., Report No. 32/05, OEA/Ser.L/V/II.124, doc. 5 (2005).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Petitioners, Luis Rolando Cuscul Pivaral and 38 others living with HIV/AIDS, alleged violations of Articles 4 (life), 8 (fair trial), 24 (equal protection), 25 (judicial protection), 26 (progressive development of economic, social and cultural rights) in conjunction with rights referred to in Article 1(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights because the State failed …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, HIV
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Mazibuko v. Minister of Correctional Services, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2005
Court: High court of Transvaal Provincial Division
Citation: Case No: 38151 / 05; [2007] JOL 18957 (T)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Facts:

The Applicant, Simon Musi Mazibuko, was a prisoner living with HIV. He had been convicted of murder assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, robbery, theft, and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, and sentenced to life in prison. The Applicant was suffering from several opportunistic infections, including tuberculosis, and his CD4 count …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Detention, Disabled, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV positive, Imprisonment, Jail, People living with HIV/AIDS, Physically challenged, PLHIV, Testing
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N (FC) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2005
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2005] UKHL 31
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health
Facts:

N, a Ugandan woman, came to London in Mach 1998 seeking asylum. Her application for asylum was rejected and the Secretary of State proposed to expel her. N was suffering from advanced HIV/AIDS, but had achieved a stable condition due to the extensive medical treatment and medication she had been receiving in the UK. If …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Refugees, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Pehle v. Farm Bureau Life Insurance

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: 10th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 397 F.3d 897 (2005)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medical malpractice
Facts:

Gary and Renna Pehle (“Appellants”), husband and wife, applied for life insurance with the Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company (“Farm Bureau”) in Wyoming in 1999. As part of the application process, the Pehle’s submitted a blood test. The test was contracted to LabOne, an independent company located in Kansas. Both Appellants tested positive for Human …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Duty of care, Health records, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Medical records, Negligence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Testing
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State of Mato Grosso v. Marina de Almeida Andrade

Country: Brazil
Year: 2005
Court: Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court]
Citation: State of Mato Grosso v. Marina de Almeida Andrade, RE 400040/MT, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2005).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The State of Mato Grosso filed an extraordinary appeal against the decision of the Court of Justice of Mato Grosso. The Court of Justice found that the State was responsible for providing free medication for the treatment of HIV/AIDS to a needy individual, even though the medication was not included in the list of medication …Read more

Tags: Access to medicines, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Budget, Health spending, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS
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A.V. et al. v. Estado Nacional [Ministerio de Salud de la Nación- Programa Nacional de Lucha contra el S.I.D.A.]

Country: Argentina
Year: 2004
Court: Juzgado Nacional de Primera Instancia en lo Civil y Comercial Federal, Sala II [Federal Civil and Commercial Court of First Instance, 2nd Chamber]
Citation: Caso n° 3223/02, 27 February 2004.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Medicines
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioners were persons living with HIV. They brought action against the Ministry of Health of Argentina for failing to provide necessary medical treatment guaranteed by the Programa Nacional de Lucha contra el S.I.D.A. (National Programme Against AIDS). Petitioners filed a writ of amparo requesting judicial protection of their right to health and requesting that …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Essential medicines, Health funding, HIV, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Social security
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